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More German Shipowners Look to Gibdock for Repairs

Gibdock remarks it has continued to see its stock rise amongst the German shipowner community over the past year. Indeed the Gibraltar ship repair yard’s recent

Wärtsilä Reshuffles Two Top Managers

The following appointments have been made in the management inform Wärtsilä Corporation: Mr Rakesh Sarin (59), B.Sc. (Eng.), has been appointed President of Power Plants,

Clarksons PLC Perform Strongly in 1H 2014

Leading shipping services group, Clarksons PLC reports strong strong financial performance in the first half of 2014. Financial Results Clarksons increased revenues by 25% to £111.

ABB Celebrates 125th Anniversary in Finland

  ABB is celebrating today its 125th anniversary in Finland. Founded in 1889 in Helsinki by entrepreneur and inventor Gottfrid Strömberg, ABB Finland is today

Fukushima Fallout: Resentment Grows

   Like many of her neighbours, Satomi Inokoshi worries that her gritty hometown is being spoiled by the newcomers and the money that have rolled into Iwaki since

Modi Seeks Japan's Help for 'inclusive vision'

  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan on Saturday seeking to capitalise on his affinity with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to strengthen security

Professor Wins $200,000 Offshore Suction Pile Contract

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology apprises that  professor Sangchul Bang is making history by designing suction pile foundations for what will be the world's largest windmill on a 2,

Indian Coal Stocks Lowest Since 2012 Blackouts

State-run Coal India unable to meet rising demand; Fall in hydro power adding to grid problems. Half of India's thermal power stations have less than a week's supply of coal on hand,

Lundin Petroleum's Norway Discovery disappoints

Lundin Petroleum's Luno II oil and gas discovery offshore Norway is smaller than expected and analysts said it may be too small to support a stand-alone development.

Lukoil: H1 Hydrocarbon Production Up

Lukoil, Russia's second largest oil producer, said on Friday its commercial hydrocarbon production rose by 3.2 percent in the first half of 2014, year-on-year,

Darwin, Australia Scene of KAKADU Exercise Planning

Over 1,200 military personnel from the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions have completed collaborative, tactical warfare planning during the first week of the

British WWl Warship Refurbishment Project

Northern Ireland Office Minister, Dr Andrew Murrison MP, visited the historic HMS Caroline in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter as restoration grants are received, informs the UK Government.

Senator Kaine Tours NNS Apprentice School

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) apprises that it has hosted Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., for a tour of The Apprentice School at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division.

USCG Recognizes Meritorious Bulkship Rescue Team

Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal, State, County and several members of the maritime community have received a Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation

HII Gains Award for Employee Military Service Support

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) informs that two members of its legal team received Patriot Awards from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for

Erdogan Sworn in as Turkey President, Consolidates Power

Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in a step opponents fear heralds

Bronze-Age Ring Located with Underwater Metal Detector

Diver, explorer, treasure hunter, museum exhibitor, writer and lecturer are some of the words used to describe New Jersey resident Nelson Jecas. He has pursued

Total CEO Worried about Ukraine Conflict

The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, said on Thursday he was worried about the conflict in Ukraine and said any impact on the

Libya's Waha Resumes Es Sider Crude Production

Libya's Waha Oil Co. has resumed a small volume of Es Sider crude oil production, a senior Libyan oil official said on Thursday, in the latest sign output in the

GDF Suez: Cutting EU Gas bad Business for Russia

The chief executive of French utility GDF Suez does not expect Russia to cut gas supplies to Europe over its standoff with Ukraine, but said on Thursday that companies

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